the kitchen i say to my wife of 45 years, "darling, what do you think?" she says "don't touch anything." (laughter) >> rose: because most people when they meet chefs they say "well, do you cook at home?" of course you cook at home. >> of course, of course. and for me i haven't had restaurant in quite a while. my recipe are done with myself. i got an idea, i go to the market, write it on a yellow pad start doing the recipe. i gave it to noor with my assistant for 27 years and she retyped it. >> rose: that's the recipe. the have the products changed, are they better? >> no question. when i came to america 50 years ago there was no leek, there was no shallot, there was only one type of shallot, there was iceberg lettuce. i remember going to fifth avenue going to d'agostino know brothers, good market and they say "we're out of mushrooms."